Thinking it was a raccoon on a limb, young Lemon caught it in the beam. The light fell squarely on a huge figure, at least nine feet tall, with a sweaty red face and protruding eyes about a foot apart. As the light fell on it, the being’s body glowed a dull green, then with an odd hissing sound it started’ toward them. Terrified, Mrs. May and the boys fled down the hill. While Mrs. May was phoning the sheriff at Sutton, her mother noticed a queer oily substance on the boys’ faces. Soon after this, their throats began to swell. Later it was suggested that the being had sprayed the boys with some kind of gas; but in the excitement Mrs. May could not be certain. When the sheriff arrived a fog was settling over the hillside. Twice he tried to get his dogs to lead him to the spot where the being had been seen.
Each time they ran away, howling; and he gave up until morning. During the night the Lemon boy became seriously ill, almost in convulsions. His throat, like those of the May boys, was strangely inflamed and swollen.
Later, a doctor compared the effects with those of mustard gas. Just after sunrise, according to a Sutton school-board member, a strange machine took off from the hilltop. When the sheriff and his men searched the area they found tracks on the ground, the grass mashed flat, and bits of what looked like black plastic. There was no trace of the fearful looking being Mrs. May and the boys had described. (Flying Saucers from Outer Space by Major Donald Keyhoe)